Meg Massey is the founder and CEO of Sanspeur, a content strategy firm for mission-driven organisations, and a senior writer and columnist for Karma Impact.
Previously she was the director of communications for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, and before that led outreach and communications for the Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Initiative, which promotes evidence and evaluation as core components of social impact bonds and other forms of impact investing. She believes in the power of bringing different actors together to transform rigorous research into tangible improvements for communities all over the world.
Meg first became involved in impact investing in her role as a policy analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama, where she worked on early social impact bond approaches and other social innovation projects. She continued in this space as a strategy consultant with Monitor Deloitte. Her writing on social and economic policy issues has appeared in Time, CNNMoney, and Parade.
Meg received her BA with honors from Mount Holyoke College and her MA in American government from Georgetown University. She is based in Washington, DC.
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